Diablo III

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Diablo III is a dungeon crawler action role-playing game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment.wikipedia
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Blizzard Entertainment

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Diablo III is a dungeon crawler action role-playing game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment.
Their most recent projects include the first expansion for Diablo III, Reaper of Souls, the online collectible card game Hearthstone, the seventh expansion for World of Warcraft, Battle for Azeroth, the multiplayer online battle arena Heroes of the Storm, the third and final expansion for StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, Legacy of the Void, and the multiplayer first-person hero shooter Overwatch.

Diablo (series)

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It is the third installment in the Diablo franchise, and was released for Microsoft Windows and OS X in May 2012, for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in September 2013, and for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in August 2014.
The series is made up of three core games: Diablo, Diablo II, and Diablo III.

Characters of Diablo

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In the game, players choose one of seven character classes – Barbarian, Crusader, Demon Hunter, Monk, Necromancer, Witch Doctor, or Wizard – and are tasked with defeating the Lord of Terror, Diablo.
The series began with Blizzard Entertainment's 1996 video game Diablo and has been expanded with the sequels Diablo II in 2000, and Diablo III in 2012.

Diablo (video game)

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Much like in Diablo and Diablo II, the quality and attributes of equipment are randomized. The Tristram theme from the first Diablo, also used in the second game, is present in Diablo III with some changes.. Irish choral ensemble Anúna also feature on the soundtrack.
The game's success led to two sequels, Diablo II in 2000, and Diablo III in 2012.

Diablo III: Rise of the Necromancer

The Diablo III: Rise of the Necromancer pack was released for the Windows, macOS, and latest-generation console editions of the game in June 2017.
Diablo III: Rise of the Necromancer is a downloadable content pack for the action role-playing video game Diablo III.

Diablo II

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Much like in Diablo and Diablo II, the quality and attributes of equipment are randomized. The Tristram theme from the first Diablo, also used in the second game, is present in Diablo III with some changes.. Irish choral ensemble Anúna also feature on the soundtrack.
A sequel, Diablo III, was announced in 2008, and was released on May 15, 2012.

Battle.net

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As in Diablo II, multiplayer games are possible using Blizzard's Battle.net service, with many of the new features developed for StarCraft II also available in Diablo III.
It later revealed further details of the Battle.net revamped features at Blizzcon 2009 which supported StarCraft II, Diablo III and World of Warcraft.

Digital rights management

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Unlike its predecessor, Diablo III requires players to be connected to the internet constantly due to their DRM policy, even for single-player games.
Blizzard uses this strategy for its game Diablo III and Electronic Arts used this same strategy with their reboot of SimCity, the necessity of which has been questioned.

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls

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An expansion pack, titled Reaper of Souls, was released for the PC versions of the game in March 2014, and was later released for consoles as part of the Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition version in August 2014. At Gamescom 2013, Diablo III: Reaper of Souls was announced as the first expansion pack for the game.
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls is the first expansion pack for the action role-playing video game Diablo III.

StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty

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As in Diablo II, multiplayer games are possible using Blizzard's Battle.net service, with many of the new features developed for StarCraft II also available in Diablo III.
As of March 2010, Blizzard had stated that the new platform was being tested outside the beta and was planned for release in early July 2010, for both StarCraft II and World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, with a later upgrade for Diablo III.

Leonard Boyarsky

The lead world designer was Leonard Boyarsky, one of the six co-creators of Fallout.
He is one of the key designers of the video games Fallout and Diablo III.

Josh Mosqueira

On January 10, 2012, Blizzard community manager Bashiok tweeted "Yup. Josh Mosqueira is lead designer for the Diablo III console project" however a Blizzard spokesperson later clarified that Bashiok's tweet was only "intended as a confirmation that Blizzard is actively exploring the possibility of developing a console version of Diablo III," adding, "This is not a confirmation that Diablo III is coming to any console platform."
He was game director for Diablo III at Blizzard Entertainment.

Gamescom

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At Gamescom 2013, Diablo III: Reaper of Souls was announced as the first expansion pack for the game.

Nintendo Switch

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Diablo III: Eternal Collection, combining Reaper of Souls and Rise of the Necromancer, was released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in June 2017, and for the Nintendo Switch in November 2018.
A Diablo 3-themed set, including Diablo 3 imagery emblazed on the Switch Dock and Console, a themed carrying case and a download code for the Diablo 3: Eternal Collection, was released on November 2, 2018 in Europe and in the United States exclusively at GameStop.

Destructible environment

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The proprietary engine incorporates Blizzard's custom in-house physics, and features destructible environments with an in-game damage effect.
Future implementations are core facets of gameplay and can be found in Battlefield 3 (Frostbite 2), Diablo 3, Battlefield 4 and Battlefield 1 (Frostbite 3).

Blizzard North

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Development on Diablo III began in 2001 when Blizzard North was still in operation, and the game was first announced on June 28, 2008, at the Blizzard Worldwide Invitational in Paris, France.
A key reason for the closure was Blizzard North's poor development of what was to be Diablo III, which did not meet Vivendi's expectations.

BlizzCon

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Development on Diablo III began in 2001 when Blizzard North was still in operation, and the game was first announced on June 28, 2008, at the Blizzard Worldwide Invitational in Paris, France. Starting at BlizzCon in October 2011, Blizzard offered an "annual pass" for World of Warcraft, where players who signed up for a 12-month subscription to that game received a free digital copy of Diablo III once released, as well as guaranteed beta access for the Mists of Pandaria expansion to World of Warcraft and a special Diablo-inspired mount called Tyrael's Charger in World of Warcraft.
Playable versions of Diablo III, StarCraft II, and World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King were available to test during the convention.

List of best-selling PC games

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The game set a new record for fastest-selling PC game by selling over 3.5 million copies in the first 24 hours of its release, and was the best selling PC game of 2012, selling over 12 million copies.

Always-on DRM

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Diablo III received critical acclaim, although its always-on DRM feature was criticized.
Popular video games such as Diablo III and Starcraft 2 employ always-on DRM by requiring players to connect to the internet to play, even in single-player mode.

Russell Brower

Russell Brower wrote the original score for the game, with additional music being composed by Derek Duke, Glenn Stafford, Joseph Lawrence, Neal Acree, Laurence Juber, and Edo Guidotti.
Russell Brower is an American music composer and three-time Emmy Award-winning sound designer who has created sounds for Tiny Toon Adventures, Animaniacs and Batman: The Animated Series, and video game music for games including Joint Operations, World of Warcraft, Starcraft II and Diablo III.

Anúna

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The Tristram theme from the first Diablo, also used in the second game, is present in Diablo III with some changes.. Irish choral ensemble Anúna also feature on the soundtrack.
To celebrate their 25th anniversary in June 2012 Anúna released their new album Illumination, a fifteen track CD and, in May, featured on the soundtrack to the video game Diablo III.

World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria

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Starting at BlizzCon in October 2011, Blizzard offered an "annual pass" for World of Warcraft, where players who signed up for a 12-month subscription to that game received a free digital copy of Diablo III once released, as well as guaranteed beta access for the Mists of Pandaria expansion to World of Warcraft and a special Diablo-inspired mount called Tyrael's Charger in World of Warcraft.
Like the collector's edition of Cataclysm, both the DDE and the standard Mists of Pandaria collector's edition provide special in-game portraits for StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, and also unlocks special icons for the player's banner in Diablo III.

Eminence Symphony Orchestra

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The Overture is considered the main theme of the game and it has been performed by the Eminence Symphony Orchestra, and was released on iTunes in 2009, as a single.
In June 2008, Eminence recorded the orchestral music used for the announcement and trailers for Blizzard Entertainment's Diablo III.

Dungeon crawl

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Diablo III is a dungeon crawler action role-playing game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment.

PlayStation 3

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It is the third installment in the Diablo franchise, and was released for Microsoft Windows and OS X in May 2012, for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in September 2013, and for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in August 2014.